Not a lot of “organized” genealogy has gotten done this week. The culprit is not Facebooking or blog reading, but rather household and business chores. And I did actually have some time to do genealogy, but I used it to take advantage of three days of free access to World Vital Records.
World Vital Records
Most of the available records that provided hits on the names I entered seemed to be records that I can access for free elsewhere. One possible exception are some of the images of family genealogies and family group sheets. Some of these are sources I have seen cited for the families I am researching, so it is useful to be able to refer to them. World Vital Records has extended the free access period, and I will probably input a few more names, but I don’t know that there is much more for me to find. Here are some of the families on which I found information:
Dobbins and Skiles (Rosannah Dobbins and Henry Skiles) – from Some Dobbins Skiles Lines from Pennsylvania to North Carolina Also With Additional Lines, Coker, Cowan, Dailey, Graham, Hess, Palmer, Barekman – J. B. Barekman
Dalrymple and Lewis – Samuel Dalrymple, Ellinor Lewis, Rosannah Dalrymple Lewis – from South Carolinians in the Revolution
Highsmith – Daniel Highsmith and Lucretia Parker family
Clark – Christopher and Penelope Clark family, plus some will abstracts from Surry County, NC
Sisson – Obediah and William T. Sisson land patents in Alabama
Matlock – Moore Matlock and Jane Powell family
Matlock and Clark – some records from Warren County, Kentucky, Marriages 1797-1851
Brinlee – miscellaneous items, mostly referring to Brinlee branches which I have not yet researched
One of the ancestor charts I found through World Vital Records contained information on Joseph Madison Carroll Norman’s daughter with Mary Frances Karr, Margaret D. Norman, and her husband Joel Weston.
I did some more work on the Thomas Wiley Huff – Leatha Norman family. In addition to the two genealogies I mentioned last week, I found another reference to this family on GenForum. It lists their children and Thomas’ parents, but does not include Leatha’s parents. I will include the person who wrote these posts in my e-mail to Norman family researchers. I still believe they are part of "my" Norman family, but there are some confusing bits of information and some discrepancies.
I am glad to see that Laura of Root Seek is settled in her new home and back to blogging. Also new posts from Cindy at Everything’s Relative – Researching Your Family History and Deb at Deb’s Genealogy Room.